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The Role Of Contextual Influences On Self-Perceptions Of Identity, Christy D. Moran Dec 2004

The Role Of Contextual Influences On Self-Perceptions Of Identity, Christy D. Moran

Christy Moran Craft

This qualitative study investigated contextual influences involved in college student identity development. It examined events, experiences, and relationships that alumni suggest either nourished or thwarted their perceptions of multiple dimensions of their identity during college. Findings suggest that self-perceptions of identity often change as a result of the emotions experienced by individuals in reaction to various contextual influences.